The Value of Vinyl Siding
Have you thought about vinyl siding for your home? Replacing your current siding is relatively inexpensive, especially compared to the costs of multiple repairs to other materials. Vinyl’s cost to install can range from $3,500 to $15,000 or more, but an average-sized house should run about $5,500. Furthermore, the cost may be less significant when you consider the value that you get from siding your home with vinyl.
Versatility and Variety
If you’re concerned that vinyl will not match the style of your home, or if you won’t like the color, you can rest easy on both scores. Vinyl siding comes in a wide range of styles to mimic the style of logs, cedar shakes, or stones. As for colors, vinyl offers hundreds of them. It can be used in any area of the country and withstand any type of weather or climate. Its versatility makes it the most popular choice of exterior finishes in North America, including both Canada and the United States.
Once the vinyl is installed, it requires little more upkeep than a wash once in a while with water and mild soap. Clean-up during installation is easy as well because you can order panels in custom lengths to minimize waste. Installation takes only a few days, and no dust masks are required. You will never need to paint or stain it because it retains its own beautiful color in perpetuity.
Above all else, vinyl siding is a high-quality material built to last. It is impervious to water, mildew, insects, or mold. You don’t have to worry about denting, cracking, or splitting. It more than justifies the initial cost to install it since it will protect your home for many years, sustain your property value, and could even help to extend the life of the home.
Vinyl siding requires no chemical treatments such as sealants or staining, meaning that no harsh chemicals are introduced into the environment. It is rare for vinyl siding to end up in a landfill since it so seldom needs to be replaced.